Truro & Roseland local news

Truro and Falmouth to host “casserole” climate protests on Saturday

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Truro and Falmouth could be noisier than usual on Saturday evening (6pm, 30th October) as climate protestors bang pots, pans, buckets, bells and anything else to...

Stadium for Cornwall campaign “disappointed” to be left empty-handed in the budget

By Peter Tremayne The promoters of a Truro sports stadium have said they are disappointed that yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) budget did not give them £14 million, leaving the 10-year-old project...

Covid-19: Royal Cornwall hospital declares “critical incident” just 24 hours after health secretary says NHS pressure “is not unsustainable” – Cornwall’s MPs vow to act

By Anne North Cornwall’s only acute hospital has declared a “critical incident” due to unprecedented pressure on services. A “critical incident” goes beyond the previous OPEL 4 status, known...

Cornwall gets used to NHS without functioning ambulances, as Health Secretary insists “pressure is not unsustainable”

A reader writes: “Yesterday a family member (who is a cancer patient) became extremely ill, and at 11am a 999 call was made to the ambulance service, the ambulance...

Covid-19: Cornwall records sharp rise in hospital admissions in one week

By Anne North Covid-related hospital admissions across the South West have risen sharply in a week, according to analysis by the Health Service Journal. Although the latest admissions data...

Bunkabins ready to welcome first tenants to County Hall

By Julia Penhaligon A new “pop-up” housing estate, comprising converted shipping containers, is about to welcome its first tenants. A total of 21 emergency accommodation units, leased from Bunkabin,...

Hall for Cornwall prepares to reopen – after three-year £20 million redevelopment – but with no drum roll

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Hall for Cornwall is preparing to open its doors to the public tomorrow (Wednesday) for the first time in more than three years. The redevelopment,...

Truro cancels its City of Lights parade for second year

By Anne North Truro’s “City of Lights” parade for this year has been cancelled. The extravagant procession of lanterns, an annual event in the run up to Christmas, did...

EXCLUSIVE: Can we have our money back? National Highways protest at Cornwall’s failure to make progress punctures the grand vision of an off-road Saints Trail cycle path

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council officials are severely downgrading their ambitious Saints Trail cycle path between Perranporth and St Agnes, with parts of it now destined to become a...

Lee Trewhela quits Cornwall Live

By Rashleigh MacFarlane One of Cornwall’s best-known journalists is leaving his job at Cornwall Live.  Lee Trewhela, the website’s chief reporter, announced his departure on Twitter. In 2019 Mr...

Climate change protestors greet councillors at County Hall

Cornwall councillors arriving at County Hall, Truro, for a meeting this morning (Tuesday) were met by more than a dozen climate change protestors, concerned by what they see as...

Local Resilience Forums could consider “key worker” fuel priority schemes as government waits and hopes for the best

By Julia Penhaligon The continuing fuel crisis has again focussed attention on a little-known arm of government known as Local Resilience Forums (LRF.) Led by police, the Devon and...

Fuel crisis forces postponement of Truro City football match

By Peter Tremayne The fuel crisis has forced the cancellation of this evening’s football match between Truro City and Dorchester. Truro currently have to play their “home” fixtures in...

Planners finally approve Truro’s £170 million Pydar redevelopment

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council’s controversial £170 million redevelopment of Truro’s Pydar area has finally secured planning permission. The application, for 320 residential homes plus beds for 400 students,...

Are you local? Truro’s “quiet lanes” experiment starts today, seeking to enforce “access only” rules for motorists

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A trial has started today (Thursday) to restrict traffic using narrow rural roads between Shortlanesend and Threemilestone as a short cut to Truro. The quiet lanes...

Cornwall Council to spend £15 million on housing the homeless

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council is planning to spend £15 million on acquiring properties which can be used as temporary accommodation for homeless people and those at risk of...

Hard hats on: Cornwall Council edges closer to sending in the bulldozers to flatten Truro’s Carrick House and neighbouring sites

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council’s long-held ambition to demolish the former Carrick district council headquarters in Truro looks certain to take a vital step forward later this month, following...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s “enhanced” status will see door-to-door campaign urging vaccination

By Anne North Cornwall is set to be blitzed with Covid information next week, including a door-to-door campaign urging everyone over the age of 16 to get vaccinated. Cornwall...

The new face of Truro: a “multi-generational living environment” or a concrete jungle?

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Truro City Council has changed its policy towards the controversial £170 million redevelopment of the Pydar area and is now recommending approval of the plans on...

Truro’s £170 million Pydar redevelopment looks as if it now has the votes to win planning permission

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s controversial £170 million redevelopment of Truro’s Pydar area appears on course to finally secure planning permission when it comes before councillors later this month....